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  • Congressman David Scott Welcomes 1890 Universities to Washington
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    WHAT: Congressman David Scott welcomes the 1890 Land-Grant institutions to Washington, D.C. The presidents of all 19 universities designated as an 1890 Land-Grant institution will attend a hearing by the House Agriculture Committee on the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act. That Act created the 1890 Land-Grants. Six presidents will testify before the committee. This is the first time that the Committee has held a hearing exclusively on 1890 institutions. WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, ... Read more

  • What an Iran nuke deal must never do
    Posted in Blog on July 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    The deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is rapidly approaching. Several failing states in the Middle East are being overrun with terrorist groups and Iran is influencing these civil wars directly and by proxy like the Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and controlling the army in Iraq. Many of our allies in the region fear that Iran will dominate the entire Middle East. The U.S. must continue to fully enforce sanctions until any Iran nuclear weapons option is comple... Read more

  • Marietta Daily Journal: Georgia lawmakers decry health care ruling
    Posted in Blog on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    by Ricky Leroux June 26, 2015 12:20 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but most of Georgia’s federal lawmakers denounced the decision and pledged to keep fighting against the law. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, as opponents contended. Obama greeted news of the decision by declar... Read more

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: David Scott on the dangers of giving up the war on gun violence
    Posted in Blog on June 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Jim Galloway - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In 1974, six months after Hank Aaron hit the dinger that crowned him America’s home run king, his brother-in-law won a seat in the state House. But baseball is not what defined the early political career of David Scott. That was accomplished by a disturbed young black man who walked into historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta one hot Sunday, some two months after No. 715. The young man had intended to gun down Martin Luther “Daddy” King Sr.... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 11th Annual Health Fair - August 15
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott announced that he will host his 11th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Mundy’s Mill High School. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by many of the region’s leading healthcare providers and organizations. Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Memory (Dementia); Sickle cell; Glaucoma & R... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Keynote 28th Annual Summerhill Prayer Breakfast
    Posted in Blog on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will provide keynote remarks at the 28th Annual Summerhill Prayer Breakfast. This annual event brings together current and former members of one of Atlanta’s oldest communities and supports the Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation’s efforts to revitalize the area and provide services for seniors and youth. Summerhill is located directly south of Downtown Atlanta, between the Atlanta Zoo and Turner Field, and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Grant Par... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Introduces Uterine Fibroids Resolution
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representatives David Scott and Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) introduced a resolution (HRES 268) that designates July 2015 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. “After meeting with my constituent, Tanika Gray Valbrun, I learned that uterine fibroids are a serious health problem affecting many American women,” Congressman Scott said. “I also learned that African American women are disproportionately affected by uterine fibroid tumors. Tanika’s efforts through The White Dress Project have raised awarenes... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Winners of 2015 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott announced the winning student entries for his 13th Annual Congressional Art Competition. The announcement was made during a special presentation at the Douglas County Courthouse. Heather Middleton, a senior at Union Grove High School, earned “First Place” in the competition. Her winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. She received a $12,000 scholarship from the Savannah College of Art; a $10,000 scholarship from the Art Institute of Atlanta... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to honor students at 13th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Congressman David Scott will host a special presentation to honor all participating students of his 13th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. To date, Congressman Scott has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to local student artists. During the ceremony, the top winners of the competition will be announced. The first place entry from Congressman Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be displayed in the U.S. Capitol... Read more

  • Thousands attend Congressman David Scott’s 12th annual job fair
    Posted in Blog on April 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    Published April 24, 2015 By Elizabeth Montgomery Clayton News Daily More than 15,000 people lined up in the Georgia International Convention Center with the hope of leaving with a job. The annual jobs fair was started by Congressman David Scott 12 years ago. Friday’s event saw 70 employers including Georgia Power, Allied Barton Security, Clayton County Public Schools, Kroger, Emory and U.S. Foods looking to fill 5,522 jobs. “If people would have told me a long time ago, what I know now —” said ... Read more